Missing Out? – Popular Video Games I’ve Never Played

With Nintendo creating thousands of video games since the mid 1980s, there’s bound to be tons of popular games that you just never got around to playing.

Whether it be for lack of interest, time, money or whatever, we’ve all skipped a game that has now come to be considered a “classic.”

I started thinking about this and wondered just how many of these classics I’ve missed out on in my lifetime.

Besides the glaringly obvious Super Mario 64.

I took this survey to see just how many of IGN’s Top 125 Nintendo Games of All Time I’ve actually played. According to my results, I’ve played 33 of the 125 games listed, or 26 percent.

That is honestly a much smaller amount than I would’ve guessed, judging by how the majority of my gaming experiences have been Nintendo games.

But when it comes to games that are considered classics, I clearly haven’t played that many.

Now the IGN article is from September 2014 so there’s about 3 years’ worth of games that aren’t included. In that 3 years, I have played several Nintendo games but I still doubt that’d raise my score much since most of the games I missed out on are from the pre-Wii era.

So let’s look at some of the things on this list that I haven’t played:

1. Super Mario 64


2. All Metroid games

3. Any Legend of Zelda game that’s not Ocarina of Time

4. Pokemon Red/Blue/Green

5. Super Mario Kart

6. Mario Kart 64


7. Mario Kart Double Dash

8. Mario Kart DS

9. Any Warioware game

10. Any Wario Land game

11. Any Fire Emblem game

12. The whole Earthbound series

13. Banjo-Kazooie


14. GoldenEye 007

15. Any Star Fox game

16. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

17. Advance Wars

18. Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga

19. Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2


20. Xenoblade Chronicles

21. Donkey Kong Country

22. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

23. Donkey Kong Country Returns

24. Any F-Zero game

25. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour


26. Pikmin

27. Pokemon Snap

28. Mario Tennis

How many of Nintendo’s more popular games have you missed out on? Is there a popular series you just don’t like, for one reason or another? Let me know in the comments!


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